For individual investors in the UK

CTY The City of London Investment Trust plc

Renowned for its record-setting annual dividend increases since 1966, the Trust targets long-term income and capital growth


Share price
As of 15 Aug 2022

Estimated NAV
As of 15 Aug 2022

Discount / Premium
As of 15 Aug 2022

As of 15 Aug 2022



The Company’s objective is to provide long-term growth in income and capital, principally by investment in equities listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Board fully recognises the importance of dividend income to shareholders.

The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Potential investors must read the latest annual report and where relevant, the key investor information document before investing. This website is for promotional purposes and does not qualify as an investment recommendation.


  • Invests mainly in UK equities with a bias towards large, multinational companies
  • A conservative management style that prioritises sustainable income and long-term capital growth
  • Provides UK investors with exposure to global growth through the portfolio’s overseas revenues
Past performance does not predict future returns. 


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Source: Morningstar. Ratings updated quarterly.


Job Curtis

Portfolio Manager

Industry since 1983. Joined Firm in 1987.


Past performance does not predict future returns.
Discrete Performance (%)
As of 30 Jun 2022
Net Asset Value Price
Quarter End
As of 30 Jun 2022
2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
Net Asset Value 7.53 20.04 -14.59 2.71 6.29
Price 7.74 21.25 -16.23 3.01 6.23
Cumulative Performance (%)
As of 31 Jul 2022
NAV (Net) Price (Net)
As of 31 Jul 2022 1MO 3MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR
NAV (Net) 2.95 -1.18 3.52 9.38 12.38 22.60 116.27
Price (Net) 3.62 -0.24 7.86 10.09 12.14 22.11 111.23
Ex Dividend Date Pay Date Amount div p/ps
04-Aug-22 31-Aug-22 5.00
28-Apr-22 31-May-22 5.00
27-Jan-22 28-Feb-22 4.80
28-Oct-21 30-Nov-21 4.80
05-Aug-21 31-Aug-21 4.80
29-Apr-21 28-May-21 4.80
28-Jan-21 26-Feb-21 4.75
29-Oct-20 30-Nov-20 4.75
30-Jul-20 28-Aug-20 4.75
23-Apr-20 29-May-20 4.75
23-Jan-20 28-Feb-20 4.75
24-Oct-19 29-Nov-19 4.75


Top Holdings (As of 31 Jul 2022)
% of Fund
British American Tobacco 4.19
Diageo 3.77
Shell 3.67
RELX 3.09
BAE Systems 2.99
AstraZeneca 2.82
Unilever 2.57
HSBC 2.55
BP 2.49
M&G 2.42
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Sector Allocation % OF FUND % OF FUND (As of 31 Jul 2022)
Country/Geographic Exposures % OF FUND % OF FUND (As of July 31, 2022)


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  • ​The value of the Funds and the income from them is not guaranteed and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested.
  • ​Past performance does not predict future returns
  • Third party data is believed to be reliable, but its completeness and accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • If a trust's portfolio is concentrated towards a particular country or geographical region, the investment carries greater risk than a portfolio diversified across more countries.
  • Where the trust invests in assets which are denominated in currencies other than the base currency then currency exchange rate movements may cause the value of investments to fall as well as rise.
  • This trust is suitable to be used as one component in several in a diversified investment portfolio. Investors should consider carefully the proportion of their portfolio invested into this trust.
  • Active management techniques that have worked well in normal market conditions could prove ineffective or detrimental at other times.
  • The trust could lose money if a counterparty with which it trades becomes unwilling or unable to meet its obligations to the trust.
  • Shares can lose value rapidly, and typically involve higher risks than bonds or money market instruments. The value of your investment may fall as a result.
  • The return on your investment is directly related to the prevailing market price of the trust’s shares, which will trade at a varying discount (or premium) relative to the value of the underlying assets of the trust. As a result losses (or gains) may be higher or lower than those of the trust’s assets.
  • The trust may use gearing as part of its investment strategy. If the trust utilises its ability to gear, the profits and losses incured by the trust can be greater than those of a trust that does not use gearing.
  • All or part of the trust's management fee is taken from its capital. While this allows more income to be paid, it may also restrict capital growth or even result in capital erosion over time.
  • The Company confirms that it currently conducts its affairs so that its ordinary shares of 25p each can be recommended by IFAs to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) rules in relation to non-mainstream investment products and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
  • The shares are excluded from the FCA’s restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are shares in an investment trust.
  • For detailed product information including the risks associated with investing please read the relevant Prospectus or Annual Report. Please refer to the AIFMD Disclosure document and Annual Report of the AIF before making any final investment decisions.